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4 things you didn't know about braces

People have wanted to straighten and perfect their teeth since the ancient times. In modern times a number of advances in orthodontic science have made it easier to get the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. Here are four things that you probably didn't know about braces that might make you want to call Bolingbrook orthodontics Dr. Rani Seeth, DDS today for your first consultation appointment.braces

1. Braces Aren't Just for Kids
One common myth about braces is that they're only for young children and teens. It is true that orthodontists often recommend braces for school-aged children, as it will help aid in the development of their teeth, but the truth is that you can get braces at any age. The only requirement is that your teeth and gums are strong enough to manage the treatment.

2. Ceramic and Clear Braces Are Available 
Many people don't know that metal-colored braces aren't the only option for traditional orthodontics. Bolingbrook orthodontics Dr. Seeth also offers ceramic braces. The benefit of ceramic braces is that they are a little less conspicuous—they’re sometimes available in clear plastic coloring instead of metal. Patients who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth during the treatment can also ask about Invisalign braces as an alternative to standard braces—they use clear plastic instead of metal brackets.

3. You Can Pay in Monthly Installments
If you're concerned about the cost of getting braces, you may be encouraged to learn that orthodontists often offer their patients convenient monthly payment plans. Since you'll have to visit your dentist each month for your appointments, simply make your payment then. CareCredit is also available at Bolingbrook Dental Care.

4. Wearing a Retainer Each Night Post-Treatment Will Keep Your Smile Beautiful
One of the most excited dental appointments you’ll experience is the day your braces come off. After your braces treatment is complete, your orthodontist will make a special retainer for you to wear each night when you go to bed. The more you wear your retainer in your down time, the better your chances of maintaining the look of your beautiful new smile for a lifetime.

Find Out if Braces Are for You
If you’re unhappy with your smile and believe that an orthodontics treatment will help, contact Bolingbrook orthodontics Dr. Rani Seeth, DDS today at (630) 739-5500 or by visiting the office’s website at http://www.bolingbrookdentalweb.com for more information.

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